EU will expel refugees to Turkey, re-admit them from there, under ‘game-changing’ plan
6 March, 2016
Turkey has offered to take back unregistered migrants from Greece while sending the same number of genuine Syrian refugees to the EU. In return, Ankara wants double the promised EU funding, visa-free travel, and faster progress towards EU membership.
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Turkey uses refugees to blackmail EU into compliance – ex-MI6 agent
26 February, 2016
A ceasefire deal has been brokered between the US and Russia – a product of long and painful negotiations, but the prospect of lasting peace is still slim. With the rebel forces having no unity, and Turkey keen on attacking the Kurdish fighters in Northern Syria, many warn that the truce will crumble shortly. Will sober heads prevail, or will the bloodshed in Syria just open another chapter? We ask former a MI6 agent and EU foreign policy adviser. Alastair Crooke is on Sophie&Co today.